Neenah Paper Partners with Gruppo Cordenons
ALPHARETTA, GA—July 2, 2013—Neenah Paper has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Gruppo Cordenons, the Italian maker of high quality fine papers, to market and distribute all Cordenons papers to the United States and Canada.
The papers will continue to be manufactured by Gruppo Cordenons at its two paper mills in northern Italy, the Cordenons Mill, a state of the art facility, and the Scurelle paper mill. The papers will be available to Neenah distributors beginning September 3, 2013.
“Neenah has an unwavering commitment to providing designers with unique product options to set their work apart,” said Julie Schertell, president of Fine Paper. “Cordenons papers are known for their exemplary quality, thick and heavy cover weights, and artisanal color palettes. Brands like Stardream, Plike and Canaletto are specified by designers for projects that require a unique and premium image. This collection is a natural complement to our existing portfolio of fine papers.”
“We are very pleased to announce this partnership,” said Ferruccio Gilberti, owner and president of Gruppo Cordenons. “The affiliation with Neenah Paper will enable Gruppo Cordenons to more fully extend the reach and availability of our fine papers in this key region of the world. Neenah continues to find new and creative ways to grow in existing and new market segments. The alignment of our premium image and high quality brands make this partnership a perfect fit for both companies.”
Cordenons papers are chosen by the best designers, clients and specialty printers around the world for business cards, greeting cards, covers, presentation folders, tags, invitations, social announcements, coasters, calendars, brochures, display boxes, shopping bags, menus, catalogs and direct mail. The papers are crafted for letterpress, thermography, engraving, lithography, foil stamping, embossing and screen printing; as well as for conventional printing and UV varnish. With their exceptional strength, the papers are designed to perform in secondary and finishing processes such as die cutting, scoring, folding and laminating.